SPOnG's latest contributor, Cliff Caswell, knows his military history- and not from the namby-pamby confines of Games Workshop on a Sunday afternoon painting dolls of General Wellington fighting Captain Rommel at the battle of Bognor Regis or wherever it was.
Here's what Cliff, who works for the British Army's Soldier Magazine has to say about his experience.
"During my time working with the Forces I've been out to cover operations in the former Yugoslavia -- mainly Bosnia and Kosovo -- as well as Northern Ireland and Iraq.
I've also been on exercises in the Falkland Islands, Jordan, USA, Czech Republic and Germany. Most recently I went back to The Falklands and on to Argentina to interview veterans of the 1982 war."
So, this man knows his flanks from his flaks and when he gives an All-Time Top 10 of Combat Games, you'd better listen up. As you will also do in his forthcoming hands-on of Ubisoft's Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway. Without further ado, here's that Top 10.
1. Command & Conquer: Red Alert (PC)
2. Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe (PC)
3. Ghost Recon (PC/Xbox)
4. Microsoft Combat Flight Sim (PC)
5. Call of Duty 2 (Xbox 360)
6. Far Cry Instincts: Predator (Xbox 360)
7. Carrier Command (Atari ST)
8. Company of Heroes (PC)
9. Halo (Xbox 360)
10. Doom (PC)